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Property Management in Arlington VA: Living in Rosslyn

October 15, 2018

This article is part of a series on the neighborhoods of Arlington, Virginia, that aims to help landlords become more familiar with the types of tenants the neighborhood attracts and what the neighborhood offers residents. The article details the urban character and amenities of the Rosslyn neighborhood. 

Facts and Figures

In Rosslyn, renters occupy 62 percent of homes, and owners live in about 24 percent of homes. Annual residential turnover is 30 percent, and the median period of residence in the neighborhood is two years. The average number of residents per home is two, and 8 percent of households have children. The median age of Rosslyn residents is 37.

Neighborhood Atmosphere

As the closest neighborhood in Arlington to Washington D.C., Rosslyn’s urban character and impressive skyscrapers contribute to the modern atmosphere of the area. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the introduction of the electric trolley stimulated an increase in real estate development and infrastructure growth in Rosslyn. In the 1960s, the opening of the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge connected D.C. with Rosslyn and also contributed to an expansion in construction and development in the neighborhood. Today, Rosslyn is an attractive place to live for students and young professionals, as well as families who are interested in renting a home in the area.

Neighborhood Features

Popular dining options in Rosslyn include Guajillo, Village Bistro, Pho 75, Ray’s the Steaks, Amuse, and Kanpai. Additionally, the Spectrum Theater, operated by the Arlington County Government, is in Rosslyn. The Iwo Jima Memorial is also located in the neighborhood.

Major Transportation

Rosslyn is walkable with good transportation options and access to nearby DC. The Rosslyn Metro station is on the Blue, Orange, and SilverlLines of the Metro. ART bus routes 45 and 61 serve the neighborhood, as do Metrobus routes 3A, 4A, 4B, 5A, 10R, 10S, 15K, and 38B. There are bike share and car share programs available in the neighborhood. Walkscore.com rates the neighborhood with a Walk Score of 92, a Transit Score of 76, and a Bike Score of 74, where all scores are out of 100 points in each category.

Unique Neighborhood Events

The Outdoor Film Festival is held every summer on Friday nights in Gateway Park in Rosslyn.

The Rosslyn Jazz Festival is held annually in September, also in Gateway Park.

For more details about the neighborhood, check out articles in The Washington Post and Car-Free Diet.

For help leasing or managing your residential property, consult a company that has experience in Arlington, VA, and Rosslyn and knows what tenants in the area are looking for. Local experience is key to effective marketing.

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